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BBC Good Food: Stir-Up Sunday Cook-Along


Buy your tickets to our ultimate Christmas pudding masterclass and learn how to make incredible festive desserts. Get all our top baking tips and techniques

Stir-up Sunday is the last Sunday before Advent and is traditionally the day to make your Christmas pudding. Join Cassie Best at home for this online event to make your first-ever Christmas pudding, or to get some hints and tips to improve your Christmas pudding, cakes and mince pies.


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In this 1 hour 30 minute class, we’ll cover how to make your pudding mixture, fill and cover your basin and the different methods of cooking, from hob and oven steaming, to microwaving and using your slow cooker. You can either cook-along, in which case you’ll need to do some advance shopping and preparation, or you can watch through and then use the recording to help you at a more convenient time. If you plan on steaming or slow cooking your Christmas pudding, then you’ll need at least six hours to complete the recipes once the webinar ends.

Once the pudding is prepared, we’ll look at reheating techniques and presentation. We’ll also talk about other Christmas recipes that you may like to make on the same day, including mincemeat and Christmas cakes, and at the end Cassie will answer your questions.

The recipe and shopping list will be shared with you by email prior to the webinar.

What's in the masterclass?

  • Learn to make a classic Christmas pudding recipe from start to finish with our exclusive new recipes
  • Adaptations for making gluten-free or vegan puddings
  • Cooking methods including steaming, using a slow cooker and using a microwave
  • Presentation ideas and tips for serving your pudding
  • How to make a Classic Christmas cake
  • Mincemeat and mince pies
  • Q&A

How to book

The Christmas pudding class costs just £10 to book your place.

The webinar can be viewed on any device, although we would recommend a laptop or computer rather than a phone.

Click here to book now

Please note: if you have any difficulty booking, please email

What to get a headstart? Try our Christmas pudding recipes and tips...

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